Ingwe vice-chairman Walter Onyino reveals to Goal.com that fans must be ready to pay more in terms of ticket prices as they shift home matches to Mumias owing to ban
By Otieno Otieno
Troubled AFC Leopards have moved their home league matches to Mumias Complex Stadium after they were banned from playing at Nyayo and Kasarani due to crowd trouble.
The club’s vice-chairman Walter Onyino says discussions are at an advanced stage in regards to this move.
“The most sensible thing to do now is to move our home matches to Mumias because it will be tricky controlling crowds at City Stadium,” he told Goal.com.
Onyino said they are working on the logistics to make the move though he complained they are expecting a major drop in revenues because they cannot play their arch-rivals Gor Mahia anywhere else apart from Nyayo and Kasarani where they are unwanted.
“If the ban will not have been lifted by the time we are scheduled to play Gor, then we are looking at a revenue loss of about Sh7million because we may be forced to play without fans.”
“Our fans should be ready to pay more in terms of ticket prices for other matches because this is money we must recover.”
Leopards were banned from playing at the country’s two biggest stadia following crowd trouble during Wednesday night’s KPL Top 8 match against Chemelil Sugar. The match was abandoned in injury time after fans invaded the pitch with the sugar millers leading 3-2.